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Hackensack NJ Restraining Order Dismissed

“A restraining order may not be a criminal charge, but it can have serious repercussions. You need effective legal representation at your TRO or FRO hearing.”

Restraining Order DefenseTravis J. Tormey recently represented a client at a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing in the Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ. Our client was a married father of two with no prior criminal record. He suffered from depression issues, and the basis for the restraining order was that he had allegedly threatened to commit suicide with a knife in his own home. His wife wrestled the knife away from him, and he was subsequently hospitalized.

Mr. Tormey was able to successfully argue to the judge that there was no domestic violence committed here. Our client’s wife testified that he did not hit her on this occasion or at any other time, and that she was clearly not afraid of our client as she wrestled a knife away from him so that he could not hurt himself. A restraining order was not necessary to protect the wife from the husband. The fact that she was afraid he would kill himself did not mean she was afraid of him or needed protection from him.

The judge agreed and dismissed the temporary restraining order (TRO).

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Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.


Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

  (201) 556-1570    Directions

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

  (908) 336-5008    Directions